I just lost my first hen and I still don't know what went wrong. I started my flock 2 years ago. All of my hens went into molt this past August but feathered out wonderfully by November. My black sex-linked hen feathered out more than the others. Her feathers where as shinny as a peacock. Everyone commented on how unusually beautifully she was. I assumed it was from the Feather Fixer feed that I feed the flock during molt. Unfortunately her energy declined a little everyday and the other hens ran circles around her. A few weeks ago she started walking funny and I thought maybe she was egg bound but she wasn't. Maybe 2 weeks ago she was leaving the coop later and later until she stopped leaving it at all. Thgpast week has been a nightmare. She could not hop up on her roost or wall. Her eye lids turned white and seemed to stay closed even when she was awake. She past away today. What could have caused her to suffer for so long? I can not find anything that matches the discription of her symptoms. And if one more person on this site say "she's just molting" I'm going to punch them.